PPMP20010 - Executing and Closing Projects
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit is designed for project managers to develop their skills in the executing and closing stages of the project life cycle. The unit considers several different definitions of what is required when executing a project from the perspective of different standards, frameworks and academic works. Additionally, the unit investigates projects according to industry, project domain, and other factors that influence approaches to project execution and closing. The content of inputs and outputs required and the tools and techniques applied are studied throughout the unit. A highlight of the unit is the practical application of project monitoring, earned value analysis, as well as control systems, and the management of control issues, such as, scope creep, risk, quality and baseline changes. The unit also investigates project outsourcing, oversight, and contract closure. This unit will be of interest to students that have a requirement to know more about project control, project auditing, management of external suppliers, and project termination.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3A
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Distance
  • Mackay
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Presentation and Written Assessment 20%
2. Practical Assessment 20%
3. Practical Assessment 20%
4. Practical Assessment 20%
5. Practical Assessment 20%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Assignments due on Friday's every fortnight is inconvenient for FLEX students that are employed full-time Moodle, phone Due dates moved to Sunday 11:59pm from Friday 5pm.
Some students do not contribute as much as others on group assignments Moodle, face-to-face Tighter control and monitoring of students engaged in group assignments to identify issues earlier on
Moodle Feedback "The lecturer is a good speaker who can speak perfect English. He engages me to learn never find his class boring. That's why I never miss his class since the beginning of the term. He has the right attitude in teaching and is well-prepared. He knows what he should teach to make us learn in this course. He is willing to share his personal experience in Project Management field and give as many examples as possible in the class to make us understand. He shows enthusiasm in teaching.He interacts with us. He shows concern to his students on campus. He treats everyone equally. He is a good listener and will talk to us personally if we face any issues in group work. He guides us in doing assignments by giving a clear explanation on every assignment we should do" Melbourne student feedback noted in Moodle Noted.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe and discuss framework differences with the project management life cycle for executing and closing projects.
  2. Explain how organisational strategies might impact upon business case verification when the execution of projects is undertaken.
  3. Critically analyse how control systems are used within the project management domain.
  4. Develop earned value management project reports for supplied case studies.
  5. Develop project event-driven and time-driven controls for supplied case studies.
  6. Develop project audit reports and project termination reports for supplied case studies.
  7. Develop project governance approaches for supplied case studies.

This unit will satisfy one of the requirements for Australia Computer Society (ACS) accreditation in the postgraduate ICT course s.
The unit also contributes to the required number of academic study units for students wishing to undertake profession certification with the Project Management Institute's (PMI) professional qualifications, such as CAPM or PMP.
The ACS recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles. ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html
This unit contributes to the following workplace skills codes as defined by SFIA:
  • Business Analysis (BUAN),
  • Project Management (PRMG),
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management (RLMT),
  • Systems Integration (SINT),
  • Change Management (CHMG),
  • Release and Deployment (RELM),
  • IT Operations (ITOP),
  • Problem Management (PBMG).

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment        
2 - Practical Assessment            
3 - Practical Assessment            
4 - Practical Assessment            
5 - Practical Assessment            

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. Knowledge        
2. Communication        
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research  
5. Self-management  
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility          
7. Leadership              

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment    
3 - Practical Assessment    
4 - Practical Assessment    
5 - Practical Assessment    

Prescribed Textbooks

A Guide to The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
Author/s: PMI Year: 2013
Edition: 5th Publisher: PMI
City: Newtown Square State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling
Author/s: Kerzner H Year: 2013
Edition: 11th Publisher: John Wiley
City: Hoboken State: New Jersey
Country: USA
Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2
Author/s: OGC/AXLEOS Year: 2009
Edition: 2009 Publisher: TSO (The Stationery Office)
City: Norwich
Country: UK
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

Other Resources

These are not compulsory, but may assist you:
Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2
Author/s: OGC/AXLEOS Year: 2009
Edition: 2009 Publisher: TSO (The Stationery Office)
City: Norwich
Country: UK
Other resources may be available at CQUniversity Library. Note:
  1. An eBook version of A Guide to The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is available through CQU Library.
  2. An eBook version of Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling (Kerzner 2013) is available through CQU Library.
  3. An eBook version of Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 is available through the TSO Shop UK. Please follow the link http://www.tsoshop.co.uk/bookstore.asp?FO=1162740#GEMS6473580 to purchase a copy.
  4. An eBook version of Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 is available through the TSO Shop UK. Please follow the link http://www.tsoshop.co.uk/bookstore.asp?FO=1162740#GEMS6473576 to purchase a copy.
  5. Paper copies of all the above texts are available through the CQUni Bookshop here.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorRonny Veljanovski (r.veljanovski@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Executing and closing projects.

PMBOK Chapter 3

Kerzner Chapter 1, 24.6-24.7, 24.11-24.12, Appendix E (A.E)

Directing with PRINCE2 Chapter 1, 2 & 3

Managing with PRINCE2 Chapters 1, 2 & 3

Start of unit induction.

Lecture 1.

Tutorial 1.

Assessment 1 (Presentation with accompanying script) handed to students

Week 2 13-03-2017

Project performance management.

PMBOK Chapter 4.3, 10.2-10.3, & 13.3-13.4

Kerzner Chapters 2, 3, 25 + A.E

Directing with PRINCE2 Chapter 4 & 5

Managing with PRINCE2 Chapter 9 & 10

Lecture 2.

Tutorial 2.

Assessment 2 (Earned Value Management) handed to students

Week 3 20-03-2017

Earned Value Management - I

PMBOK Chapter 6.7, 7.4, & 10.2

Kerzner Chapters 15 + A.E

Directing with PRINCE2 Chapter 7

Managing with PRINCE2 Chapter 11, 15 & E4

Lecture 3.

Tutorial 3.

Week 4 27-03-2017

Earned Value Management - II.

PMBOK Chapter 10.3, & 11.6

Kerzner Chapter 17 + A.E

Directing with PRINCE2 Chapter 8

Managing with PRINCE2 Chapter 16, 17, E5 & E6

Lecture 4.

Tutorial 4.

Earned Value Management Due Friday (31 Mar 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 5 03-04-2017

Project Control Systems - I.

PMBOK Chapter 3.8, 6.7, & 8.2-8.3

Kerzner Chapter 5.0-5.5, & 23 + A.E

Directing with PRINCE2 Appendix A

Managing with PRINCE2 Chapter 9.3, & 10

Lecture 5.

Tutorial 5.

Assessment 3 (Controls) handed to students

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Project Control Systems – II.

PMBOK Chapter 9.2-9.4, & 12.2-12.3

Kerzner Chapter 2.6, 16, 19 + A.E

Directing with PRINCE2 Appendix A

Managing with PRINCE2 Chapter 15

Lecture 6.

Tutorial 6.

Controls Due Friday (21 Apr 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Project Audit.

PMBOK Chapter 1.4-1.6, 2.1.4-2.1.5, 4.4-4.5, 5.5, 8.2,-8.3, 11.6, & 12.3

Kerzner Chapter 11.35, 20.7, 25.4-25.5 + A.E

Directing with PRINCE2 Chapter 10

Managing with PRINCE2 Chapter 6.3, 9.3, 16

Lecture 7.

Tutorial 7.

Assessment 4 (Audit & Termination) handed to students

Week 8 01-05-2017

Project Termination & Lessons Learnt

PMBOK Chapter 3.7, 4.6, & 12.4

Kerzner Chapter 9, 11.19-11.21, & 19.10 + A.E

Directing with PRINCE2 Chapter 9

Managing with PRINCE2 Chapter 17 & 18

Lecture 8.

Tutorial 8.

Audit & Termination Due Friday (05 May 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017

Project Governance - I.

PMBOK Chapter 1.5.2.2, 2.2, 13.1

Kerzner Chapter 1.10, 2.5, 25.1 + A.E

Directing with PRINCE2 Appendix B

Managing with PRINCE2 Chapter 19.6, Appendix B

Lecture 9.

Tutorial 9.

Assessment 5 (Governance) handed to students

Week 10 15-05-2017

Project Governance - II.

PMBOK Chapter 4.1, 9.2, & 13.2

Kerzner Chapter 8.6,-8.7 10-10.2, + A.E

Directing with PRINCE2 Chapter 11, Appendix C

Managing with PRINCE2 Chapter 14, Appendix C

Lecture 10.

Tutorial 10.

Governance Due Friday (19 May 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 11 22-05-2017

Integration Management – I.

PMBOK Chapter 4

Kerzner Chapter 3.11, 18, 25.3-25.5 + A.E

Directing with PRINCE2 Appendix A, & C

Managing with PRINCE2 Chapter 12, & 15

Lecture 11.

Tutorial 11.

Week 12 29-05-2017

Integration Management – II.

PMBOK Chapter 4

Kerzner Chapter 11, 22 + A.E

Directing with PRINCE2 Appendix A, & C

Managing with PRINCE2 Chapter 16 & 17

Lecture 12.

Tutorial 12.

Note: Face to face presentation times for the 'Presentation and Accompanying Script Assessment' will be held during the week for each student (flex students over the phone)

Presentation with Accompanying Script Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Presentation with Accompanying Script
Task Description

Assignment Overview

This assessment item requires you to consider:-

  • Project management life cycles,
  • Business cases,
  • Project execution,
  • Project closing, and
  • Control systems.

You must describe each of the above in the context of the theories and principles of project management as espoused by researchers and experts in the field.

You must further, critically analyse project contractual arrangements for a range of project domains:-

  • Engineering and construction domain,
  • Telecommunications, IT and software development domain,
  • Financial and business services domain,
  • Government and welfare domain.

Then explain in what way they impact on the processes for the execution and closing of projects within those domains.

You must submit a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation and then make a presentation to your peers that discusses and explains your insights to the above (flex students will answer questions over the phone).

You must also submit a written set of presentation notes or script that matches your presentation. The notes can be either part of your PowerPoint presentation or written and submitted separately in Microsoft Word.

You are encouraged to use assignment output and ideas that you may have developed from previous assignments within this unit as supporting evidence for your presentation.

Task

Your task is to consider the three learning outcomes (L1, L2 and L3) in the context of this unit. You must then make a presentation of 10 minutes in length that summarises the learning outcomes below and how they relate to the spectrum of the major project domains discussed during the unit (flex students will answer questions over the phone).

Once your 10 minute presentation has been made you must be prepared to answer questions from unit participants and the respective teacher.

You will be graded based on how well you have made your presentation and described, discussed, explained and critically analysed project management theories and principles according to these assignment instructions.

Purpose

The primary purpose of this assessment item is to help you to develop and demonstrate your skills in the use of project management concepts, principles, theories and arguments about project management execution and closing. You are particularly required to demonstrate your ability to differentiate aspects of the life cycle as it relates to different projects. You must then be able to analyse and argue what type of control systems will enable better or worse project outcomes within those domains.

The secondary purpose of this assignment is to give you the opportunity to enhance your analysis, critical thinking and written communication skills; particularly in the areas of argument development and oral presentation.

Structure

Your presentation should be a properly constructed academic presentation. It should contain an effective introduction, body, and conclusion. The introduction should introduce the presentation and include your major arguments. The body should present the evidence you have collected to support your arguments, and the conclusion should restate your arguments, summarise the evidence and make a conclusion regarding your arguments.

The presentation should contain a coherent, but necessarily restricted review of the academic literature on the project management topics in question. Your literature review should be integrated into the presentation, not a separate section. Do not include an executive summary or an abstract. A reference list formatted in the prescribed Harvard style is compulsory. Do not include a bibliography.

This assessment item involves researching your assigned topic to enhance your understanding of project management concepts and utilisation of academic literature. Whilst you should use the recommended textbooks you may also refer to relevant peer reviewed academic journal articles.

You will be expected to present information and evidence from, and cite, at least twenty (20) times from the text book material from the unit. You are also encouraged to cite other material that is peer reviewed.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Presentation and accompanying script to be submitted online - Note: face to face presentations will be scheduled during Week 12 (flex students over the phone)
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Your presentation will be assessed on the extent and quality to which it meets each of the following criteria.

  • A description and discussion of differing perspectives of project management life cycles within the execution and closing project life cycle phases? (20%)
  • An explanation of how organisational characteristics might impact upon business case development and verification of business cases when the execution and closing of projects is undertaken? (20%)
  • Critical analysis of execution and closing control systems that are used within the major project management domains? (20%)
  • Appropriate and well structured, concise and clear expression of project management arguments in response to the assessment task? (5%)
  • A clear flow of thought throughout the presentation with a clear purpose described in the introduction and a comprehensive conclusion? (5%)
  • A critical review and integration of relevant academic and professional literature (cited at least twenty (20) times)? (10%)
  • Clarity of expression, grammar and spelling? (5%)
  • Strict conformity to CQUniversity Australia Harvard Referencing Guide? (5%)
  • Appropriate presentation format and presented within slide and note/script limit: 10 to 20 slides & notes/script? (10%)
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

To be submitted as a PowerPoint document file and optionally a Microsoft Word document file

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe and discuss framework differences with the project management life cycle for executing and closing projects.

2. Explain how organisational strategies might impact upon business case verification when the execution of projects is undertaken.

3. Critically analyse how control systems are used within the project management domain.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Earned Value Management
Task Description

Assignment Overview

This assessment item requires you to consider:-

  • earned value management

…you must then undertake earned value reporting for a selected case study. The case studies will be supplied for a range of project domains:-

  • Engineering and construction domain,
  • Telecommunications, IT and software development domain,
  • Financial and business services domain,
  • Government and welfare domain.

The earned value report must meet the minimum requirement outlined in the PMBOK (2013) and conform to the requirements of the progress evaluation techniques (p.108) outlined in Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 (2009).

Task

Your task is to consider the overview above and write earned value and S-curve reports. You will be graded upon how well your earned value and S-curve reports have been completed and reflect information from the case studies.

Purpose

The primary purpose of this assessment item is to help you to develop skills in the contents and compilation of earned value and S-curve reports.

The secondary purpose of this assignment is to give you the opportunity to consider the role of progress evaluation techniques and control within a project life cycle.

The assignment will also give you the opportunity to enhance your analysis and written communication skills; particularly in the areas of rigorous structured assignment writing.

Structure

Your submission must use the supplied template. You should complete all of the required parts of the earned value and S-curve reports in a manner as you deem appropriate. The instruction boxes in the template that state they should be deleted must be deleted.

Assessment Due Date Week 4 Friday (31-Mar-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Vacation Week Monday (10-Apr-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Your assignment will be assessed on the extent and quality to which it meets each of the following criteria.

  • A complete earned value report is supplied? (10%)
  • A complete S-curve report is supplied? (10%)
  • The earned value report is an accurate reflection of the case study? (30%)
  • The S-curve report is an accurate reflection of the case study? (30%)
  • Appropriate and well structured, concise and clear expression of project management arguments in response to the assessment task? (10%)
  • Clarity of expression, grammar and spelling? (10%)
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

To be submitted as Microsoft Word documents and optionally Microsoft Project and Excel files

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

4. Develop earned value management project reports for supplied case studies.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management



3 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Controls
Task Description

Assignment Overview

This assessment item requires you to consider:-

  • event-driven controls, and
  • time-driven controls

…you must then develop the items listed above for a case study. There will be a template supplied for each of the items above. The case studies will cover a number of project domains:-

  • Engineering and construction domain,
  • Telecommunications, IT and software development domain,
  • Financial and business services domain,
  • Government and welfare domain.

Your submission must meet the minimum requirements for the controls outlined in the PMBOK (2013) and conform to the progress and project control requirements outlined in Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 (2009).

You are encouraged to use assignment outputs that you may have developed from previous assignments.

Task

Your task is to consider the overview above and develop and complete the required items for case studies using the templates that will be supplied during the unit.

You will be graded upon how well your submissions have been completed and reflect the case studies.

Purpose

The primary purpose of this assessment item is to help you to develop skills in the definition and development of event and time driven management processes.

The secondary purpose of this assignment is to give you the opportunity to consider progress and project control requirements within a project life cycle.

The assignment will also give you the opportunity to enhance your analysis and written communication skills; particularly in the areas of structured assignment writing.

Structure

Your submission should be made using the supplied template. You should complete all of the required parts in as complete manner as you deem appropriate. The instruction boxes in the template that state they should be deleted must be deleted.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Friday (21-Apr-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 8 Monday (01-May-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Your assignment will be assessed on the extent and quality to which it meets each of the following criteria.

  • A complete event driven plan is supplied? (10%)
  • A complete time driven plan is supplied? (10%)
  • The event driven plan is an accurate reflection of the case study? (30%)
  • The time driven plan is an accurate reflection of the case study? (30%)
  • Appropriate and well structured, concise and clear expression of project management arguments in response to the assessment task? (10%)
  • Clarity of expression, grammar and spelling? (10%)
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

To be submitted as Microsoft Word documents and optionally Microsoft Project and Excel files

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

5. Develop project event-driven and time-driven controls for supplied case studies.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management



4 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Audit & Termination
Task Description

Assignment Overview

This assessment item requires you to consider:-

  • audit plans and reports,
  • project termination plans and reports

…you must then develop both for a selected case study. The case studies, audit, project audit and termination template will be supplied for a range of project domains:-

  • Engineering and construction domain,
  • Telecommunications, IT and software development domain,
  • Financial and business services domain,
  • Government and welfare domain.

The audit plans and reports, and the project termination plans and reports must meet the minimum requirement outlined in the PMBOK (2013) and conform to the requirements outlined in Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 (2009).

You are encouraged to use assignment outputs that you may have developed from previous assignments.

Task

Your task is to consider the overview above and write audit plans and reports, and project termination plans and reports using the template that will supplied during the unit.

You will be graded upon how well your audit plans and reports, and project termination plans and reports have been completed and reflect the case studies.

Purpose

The primary purpose of this assessment item is to help you to develop skills in the contents and compilation of audit plans and reports, as well as project termination plans and reports.

The secondary purpose of this assignment is to give you the opportunity to consider the role of audit plans and reports, as well as project termination plans and reports within a project life cycle.

The assignment will also give you the opportunity to enhance your analysis and written communication skills; particularly in the areas of structured assignment writing.

Structure

Your submission should be made using the supplied template. You should complete all of the required parts in as complete manner as you deem appropriate. The instruction sections in the template that state they should be deleted must be deleted.

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Friday (05-May-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 10 Monday (15-May-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Your assignment will be assessed on the extent and quality to which it meets each of the following criteria.

  • A complete audit plan is supplied? (5%)
  • A complete audit report is supplied? (5%)
  • A complete project termination plan is supplied? (5%)
  • A complete project termination report is supplied? (5%)
  • A complete audit plan is an accurate reflection of the case study? (15%)
  • A complete audit report is an accurate reflection of the case study? (15%)
  • A complete project termination plan is an accurate reflection of the case study? (15%)
  • A complete project termination report is an accurate reflection of the case study? (15%)
  • Appropriate and well structured, concise and clear expression of project management requirements in response to the assessment task? (10%)
  • Clarity of expression, grammar and spelling? (10%)
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

To be submitted as Microsoft Word documents and optionally Microsoft Project and Excel files

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

6. Develop project audit reports and project termination reports for supplied case studies.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management



5 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Governance
Task Description

Assignment Overview

This assessment item requires you to consider:-

  • project governance,

…you must then develop all the required governance documentation for a selected case study. The case studies and the associated governance template will be supplied for a range of project domains:-

  • Engineering and construction domain,
  • Telecommunications, IT and software development domain,
  • Financial and business services domain,
  • Government and welfare domain.

The governance documentation must meet the minimum requirement outlined section 2.2.2 in the PMBOK (2013) and conform to the requirements outlined in Appendix B in Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 (2009).

You are encouraged to use assignment outputs that you may have developed from previous assignments.

Task

Your task is to consider the overview above and write project management governance documentation using the templates that will be supplied during the unit.

You will be graded upon how well your governance documentation has been completed and reflects the case studies.

Purpose

The primary purpose of this assessment item is to help you to develop skills in the objective, contents and compilation of project governance frameworks and principles.

The secondary purpose of this assignment is to give you the opportunity to consider the role of project management governance within a project life cycle.

The assignment will also give you the opportunity to enhance your analysis and written communication skills; particularly in the areas of structured assignment writing.

Structure

Your submission should be made using the supplied template. You should complete all of the required parts in as complete manner as you deem appropriate. The instruction boxes in the template that state they should be deleted must be deleted.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Monday (29-May-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Your assignment will be assessed on the extent and quality to which it meets each of the following criteria.

  • Complete project management governance documentation is supplied? (10%)
  • The project management governance is an accurate reflection of the requirements outlined in the PMBOK? (35%)
  • The project management governance is an accurate reflection of the requirements outlined in the PRINCE2? (35%)
  • Appropriate and well structured, concise and clear expression of project management requirements in response to the assessment task? (10%)
  • Clarity of expression, grammar and spelling? (10%)
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

To be submitted as Microsoft Word documents and optionally Microsoft Project and Excel files

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

7. Develop project governance approaches for supplied case studies.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management




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